Cookshire-Eaton is a city in the Estrie region of Quebec. It is the seat of Le Haut-Saint-François Regional County Municipality. Sherbrooke Airport is located there.
Location within Le Haut-Saint-François RCM
Location in southern Quebec
|Coordinates: 45.42°N 71.63°W|
|Constituted||July 24, 2002|
|• Mayor||Sylvie Lapointe|
|• Federal riding||Compton—Stanstead|
|• Prov. riding||Mégantic|
|• Total||298.70 km2 (115.33 sq mi)|
|• Land||295.95 km2 (114.27 sq mi)|
|• Density||17.5/km2 (45/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
As part of the 2000–2006 municipal reorganization in Quebec, on July 24, 2002 the city of Cookshire, the municipality of Newport and the township of Eaton were merged to form Cookshire-Eaton; prior to this, on April 25, 2001, the village of Sawyerville had merged with Eaton. After a 2004 referendum, however, Newport de-merged and was reconstituted as an independent municipality as of January 1, 2006. Nevertheless, Newport and Cookshire-Eaton both remain part of the urban agglomeration of Cookshire-Eaton.
The community had a population of 5,171 in the Canada 2011 Census.
- Reference number 377747 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
- Geographic code 41038 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
- "(Code 2441038) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
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